Global Commons

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From the Wikipedia:

"Global commons is that which no one person or state may own or control and which is central to life. A Global Common contains an infinite potential with regard to the understanding and advancement of the biology and society of all life. e.g. forests, oceans, land mass and cultural identity and hence requires absolute protection." (

Typology of Global Commons

James Quilligan [1]:

Noosphere - indigenous culture and traditions, community support systems, social connectedness, voluntary associations, labor relations, women and children's rights, family life, health, education, sacredness, religions and ethnicity, racial values, silence, creative works, languages, stores of human knowledge and wisdom, scientific knowledge, ethnobotanical knowledge, ideas, intellectual property, information, communication flows, airwaves, internet, free culture, cultural treasures, music, arts, purchasing power, the social right to issuemoney, security, riskmanagement

Biosphere - fisheries, agriculture, forests, land, pastures, ecosystems, parks, gardens, seeds, food crops, genetic life forms and species, living creatures

Physiosphere - the elements, minerals, inorganic energy, water, climate, atmosphere, stratosphere

More Information

  1. Global Common Goods
  3. Coalition for the Global Commons
  4. Share The World's Resources